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Old 03-26-2012, 01:57 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by MIXR View Post
Excellent work! It's really looking great, and your idea of the 'upside-down' screen may have just solved a small problem I'm having with my own rig.

Only one thing I noted - You need to check your bolts and locknuts for correct 'safety'. This one shows a nyloc nut that is not 'safe'. They need 1-3 threads minimum showing clear of the nut to fully engage the nylock insert and ensure that the usually rounded/tapered end-thread of the bolt is fully clear of the nut. And is there a washer under the nut? Yeah, I'm being picky.

That was one of my (many) issues with my builder.

It's a fine looking rig though. Happy travels. Mick.

Hi MXIR, Yep, there is a stainless steel washer under that nut and that pivot bolt is specially machined and has a square end and from memory it was also "Loctited", but I do get what you mean. It also has the eccentric adjuster in that whole setup. Also the body on your GSA/sidecar originally came from my workshop! I always thought it might look good on a GSA1150 or GS and I like the look of your outfit
Cheers Leigh

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